After the role of Ariel being casted to a non-white, everyone has been rejoicing and we do have to admit, we are too. How could we not? Disney is breaking boundaries with characters after all! And since Ariel’s character isn’t centered in a country’s particular culture, then we’re sure there wouldn’t be any problems at all. Because of this, we and many fans out there are inspired to fan cast a non-white for the role of Prince Eric, because why not, right?
The person who many want for the role is the Korean pop star, Jimin, one of the members of the internationally successful boy band, BTS. Many ARMYs all over the world (and us) are reaching out to Disney the fact that Jimin could just slay the part. Countless of others have showed their support with this idea and to be fair, this sounds incredibly exciting.
We sure hope Disney takes Jimin into consideration, because an Asian as the leading man would seriously be awesome. It’s time to raise the flag for Asian actors! Plus just imagine that nice talent and visual on the screen. Like, seriously, we’re internally screaming right now and a few others can’t help, but tweet what they have to say and might we say that we’re falling for each one?
Just check out how he looks! He was literally born for the role!
(Even his shadow looks fit for a Disney prince.)
Yes, we totally love this! What about you? Do you support this? Share your thoughts and opinions on this subject! We’d love to hear from you!